Person:Emanuel Creager (1)

Emanuel Creager
m. 30 May 1800
  1. John Creager1804 - 1805
  2. Michael Creager1806 - 1891
  3. Emanuel Creager1811 - 1891
  4. Henry Creager1815 - 1889
  5. John Christian Creager1817 - 1897
m. Bet 31 Mar 1837 and 31 Aug 1837
  1. Lavina Creager1838 - 1920
  2. John T. Creager1842 - 1910
  3. Simon Creager1843 - 1927
  4. William Henry Creager1844 - 1926
  5. Nelson Creager1845 - 1920
  6. Charles Madison Creager1847 - 1888
  7. Sarah Ellen Creager1849 - 1863
  8. George Creager1851 - 1866
  9. Wesley Creager1854 - 1916
  10. Elizabeth Creager1856 - 1922
  11. Rosetta Creager1858 - 1894
Facts and Events
Name[1] Emanuel Creager
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Jul 1811 Frederick County,Maryland
Marriage Bet 31 Mar 1837 and 31 Aug 1837 Montgamery County,Ohioto Mary Jane Swadener
Death? 14 Jan 1891 Dayton,Montgomery County,Ohio
Burial? David's Cemetery,Dayton,Montgomery,Ohio
Other? Evangelical Luthern Ch,Frederick ,Maryland1 Audrey (Shields) hancock

Emanuel Creager, son of Christian Creager and Anna Mary Woolf, was born 01 July 1811 in Frederick County, Maryland. He was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Woodsboro, Maryland. Jacob Bike was his sponsor, (Mrs. Lawson states that date was not given in the record.) When Emanuel was a small baby his parents and their young family removed to Montgomery County, Ohio, Settling about 6 Miles from Dayton. Emanuel and his siblings grew up in what was known as the "Creager Neighborhood". The family attended David's Church. More than likely, members of the family helped to build the two story log church. Among the names in David's Reformed Church's Minute Book #1, dated 15 September 1826 to 27 September 1874, is found this entry: "Emanuel Creager donated $1.00"(Lawson, Irene Creager, "The Creager History." p.48)

In 1821, Christian and Anna Mary (Woolf/Wolf) Creager sold 52 acres of land to Jacob and Sarah Swadener, and thus Emanuel was to meet his future wife. Mary Jane Swadener, eldest child and dau/o Henry Swadener and Elenor Suman, and Emanuel Creager were married 31 August 1837. Emanuel and Mary Jane set up housekeeping and farming with some items purchased from the public auction of his father's (Christian's) estate, as Christian Creager had died a year previously.

In 1840, the couple and children were living in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio with two Children. Emanuel and Mary Jane became members of David's Reformed Church on 19 May 1844.

Emanuel and Mary Jane removed to Adams Township in Darke County, Ohio after Having purchased 81 acres of land there. Here, they lived as the time of the 1850 Federal Census.

1850 Federal Census Darke County, Ohio Adams Township 05 November 1850 (Ancestry com. Image 19 of 34)

  1. 148-148

Emanuel Creeger, 40, male, farmer, Real Estate $1260. b MD Mary Jane Creeger, 31 female, b OH Lavina Creeger, 12, female, b OH John Creeger, 9, male, b OH Simon Creeger, 7 male, b OH Wm. H. Creeger, 6, male, b OH Nelson Creeger, 5, male, b OH Charles M. Creeger, 3, male, b OH Sarah E. Creeger, 1 female, b OH They had joined his brother, Michael, who lived next door, and his two cousins, Thomas and Solomon Creager in Adams Township. An 1857 Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio map shows "E. Creger" farm north of the town of New Harrison, Ohio.

  1. Evangelical Luthern Church,Woodshore,FrederickCo.,Maryland.